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The ice at opposite ends of the earth still moving in different directions

July 4th, 2014

Figures from the National Sea and Ice Data Center show June 2014 is the 6th lowest Arctic sea ice extent in the satellite record, 490,000 square kilometers (189,000 square miles) above the previous record low in June 2010. The monthly linear rate of decline for June is 3.6% per decade.

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The trend in the Antarctic was different with a continuation in June of the pattern of increasing sea ice extent.

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